Punjab’s Princely Past – Part I

India is teeming with history, from the magnificent forts in Rajasthan and the ornate mansions in Chettinad, to the Mughal palaces in parts of the north, each one more royal than the other. When we think of royal history we largely think of UP and Rajasthan or Delhi and Hyderabad, and perhaps to the more…

Chandigarh: The Indian dream city

In the early part of 2016, while on the road in South India, we stayed in two cities that we loved. Both Mysore and Vizag helped us remember that there is joy and beauty in a bustling historic city, and left us with hope that perhaps cities in India can evolve differently. We’ve avoided many…

Punjab! Here we come :)

After spending a month in the North East of India, we were ready for a change and headed to ‘the Punjab’, the land of endless green and yellow fields, extra thick lassi and super parathas and kulchas doused in loads of white butter. We travelled the length and breath of Punjab, from the brilliantly planned…

Life in a Naga Village

I was stuffed. I had just eaten a massive plate of the yummiest fried duck with rice, bamboo shoots, and yellow lentils, made local Lotha style. There was boiled squash along with the meal, but after 10 days of boiled squash, I was ready for a different vegetable. The duck was soft and mildly spiced,…

The ‘reDiscover India’ 2017 Calendar is Here!

Showcasing a selection of some of our favourite images from across India, the ‘reDiscover India’ Desktop Calendar is our way of bringing you a slice of our travels. Check out the link for the final selection of images and to order your copy now!

In Search of Nagaland’s Tattooed Headhunters – Part II

Read Part I here We sit sipping tea and eating surprisingly good chocolate croissants as the sun sets over the Naga hills. All around us are acres of tea estates, waves of short green shrubs punctuated by the occasional tree; the first we have seen in Nagaland. We are outside the village of Shiyong, at…

In Search of Nagaland’s Tattooed Headhunters – Part I

It all started with an image we came across in a magazine. It was of a man, bare chested, crouching on a mud floor. The hut was dimly lit with a single naked bulb, and a wood fire with a huge vat boiling on top of it flickered in the background. Next to the man…

People of Nagaland

Our 10 favourite portraits from our time spent in India’s far east.

Your 5(ish) minute guide to Kohima

Kohima is large and sprawling city, built over several ridges and hill tops. At first glance it seems like every other hill town, crowded, busy and full of traffic. But as Nagaland will teach you repeatedly, appearances can be deceptive; and this bustling hill town, an amalgamation of cultures and peoples from across the state,…